Are you looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend? Gayle Anderson gives us the scoop on some events and activities taking place around Los Angeles.
Sunday @ 1pm
Latino Comics Expo Los Angeles @ MOLAA
Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Avenue
The Latino Comics Expo is the only convention dedicated to showcasing Latino comic artists. MOLAA is proud to host the Expo’s first event in Los Angeles area. The expo begins at 1pm with screenings and panel discussions with participating artists.
Antelope Valley Fair
2551 West Avenue H Lancaster
661 206 0427
This is the opening weekend of the Antelope Valley Fair. There’s fair food, fair entertainment, and the tradition of Rural Olympics. That’s right the Rural Olympics, where local community members participate in physically challenging events such as tractor pulls and hay baling contests.
Ribs, Pigs, and Watermelon
State Beach Boulevard & PCH Lot 10
The Ribs, Pigs and Watermelon Competition in Huntington Beach is not just about food. It’s about helping the homeless. Proceeds from this tasty event benefits American Family Housing in Orange County.
Sunday @ Noon
52nd Annual Watermelon Festival
Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club Watermelon Festival
The Rose Bowl
1001 Rose Bowl Drive
818 353 4554
There’s a watermelon festival in Pasadena. That’s right! Watermelon cuisine, watermelon carving, watermelon eating, even a watermelon queen and her court. Watch out for the seeds!
Sunday @ Noon
Long Beach Barbeque Festival
Shoreline Village Drive
And, I’ve got another festival for you. The Long Beach Barbeque Festival, described as the largest and the best barbecue extravaganza and competition in the world. Take your pick of ribs, pulled pork, tri-trip, sausage, chicken and more. Ut-oh! I think I just drooled on the microphone.
Harbor Breeze Yacht Charters & Cruises
Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach
100 Aquarium Way
The children are heading back to school. The whales are heading back north for the winter. We can see the endangered Blue Whales along with Dolphin and other fascinating sea life off the coast of Long Beach for the next few weeks. Take your camera aboard one of the Harbor Breeze whale watching vessels and be prepared to be amazed.
The Seal and Sea Lion Habitat
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Learn more about Blue Whales as well as the sea lions and harbor seals you might see at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Meet the aquariums first male pup born in Long Beach. Little Toby the Harbor Seal, his mother, sister, and their sea lion friends are swimming and playing at the aquarium’s Seal and Sea Lion Habitat.
Big Bear Renaissance Faire
39115 Rim of the World Drive
This is the last weekend we can enjoy the Big Bear Renaissance Faire. Rub elbows with kings, queens, knights and more. In addition to the entertainment and food, it’s a good time to learn about Elizabethan era in England, often considered by historians as the golden age in England.
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Have a GREAT Sunday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.